1998 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
This 1998 Mercedes-Benz (W210) E55 AMG flies under the radar as one of the last true AMG cars. It is one of only a handful of its kind in Australia. It’s powered by a 5.4-litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine which outputs 260kW/530Nm to the rear wheels through a five-speed Tiptronic automatic. The E55 AMG can sprint from zero to 100km/h in 5.4 seconds and runs on to hit a limited 250km/h top speed. This example shows 224,600km on the odometer.
The E55 AMG is regarded as one of the best blends of new and old Mercedes-Benz – one of the final cars produced by AMG before it was taken over by Mercedes-Benz. While it might look like any other E-Class, don’t let its unassuming exterior styling fool you. This hand built in-house at AMG’s Affalterbach facility and stocked enough performance to trouble the sports cars and supercars of its day. Most people know and love Mercedes-AMG today (Australia is one of the largest AMG markets per capita in the world), but these early AMG models are starting to hit the collector radar too.
Combining a Polar White exterior with black leather upholstery, this particular E55 AMG presents in good condition for its age. It is on a set of iconic 18-inch Monoblock alloy wheels wrapped in near-new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres. At the time, a top-end model in the Mercedes-Benz range, this E55 AMG features equipment such as a 10-disc CD changer, climate control air conditioning, remote locking, heated electric memory seats, sunroof and woodgrain trim inserts. The current head unit is a plug in system with the original still being retained by the current owner.
This example was manufactured in October 1998 and delivered new to its first owner in New South Wales. It retains a full suite of manuals, service books and documentation which will be supplied with the sale.
Given its age, this E55 AMG presents in good condition. There are no major scratches or marks and this car has never been in an accident. The silver Monoblock wheels are all unmarked and the original AMG body kit remains in good shape. Some minor paint flaking can be seen on the rear spoiler and the B-pillar trim is fading.
The interior is in a similarly good state. There are no major marks or tears in either the trim pieces or upholstery. Leather seats shows some signs of sag and some stitching is showing some wear. Original AMG plaques still sit proudly throughout the cabin and an aftermarket Sony head unit replaces the original.
Recent servicing has seen all 16 platinum spark plugs replaced, a reconditioned differential, and all regular servicing items tended to. Service documentation will be supplied with the car. It shows no warning lights on the dash.
This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria until 23/05/2021 and is not recorded as stolen or written off. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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